University Ministries

For more than a century, First Pres has been a place for students of UC Berkeley and local colleges to call home. If you're a college student, we hope you'll explore the many opportunities for connection, growth, and service. If your college years are in the recent (or not-so-recent) past, we invite you to partner with UMin as we reach out to students in the East Bay with the hope of the gospel.

Cal Move-In Days

Sunday, August 13 and Monday, August 14 freshman students are moving into Unit 3 across the street from our campus, and we will offer our parking garage to those students and their parents. On Sunday, August 13 there will be limited parking spaces in the First Pres garage for visitors, First Pres families with small children, those with mobility issues, and the elderly. The Ellsworth/Tennis court lot WILL NOT be open to us, but there WILL be some parking in the Telegraph Channing Sather Gate Garage with validation available at Reception until 2:15 pm.


Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant—2015 Program Report

In September 2014, First Pres received a three-year $97,000 grant for The 2:42 Housing Vocational Experience: A Theological Exploration of Vocation for Campus Ministry. Click here to download our 2015 Program Report to the Lilly Endowment Inc. and learn more about this ministry to encourage students to deepen their Christian faith, better understand a uniquely Christian vision of “vocation,” and integrate the two into a holistic life.

For more information about University Ministries, please contact Ryan Pemberton, Minister for University Engagement, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 264 or